Champions Parade: Manchester is Blue!

The only circumstances in which a country can have more than four participants in the Champions League is if a team wins the Champions League or Europa League while finishing outside the automatic qualification spots.

Much of the merit for Manchester City having broken so many records in the Premier League this year has to go to Kevin de Bruyne.

That said, they're still some way from the top of the all-time list. "They deserve to be Champions - they deserve the medal".

That's why reaching a century of points was so important.

100 - City passed Chelsea's previous Premier League best of 95 points by beating Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 in their penultimate match. It had looked as though the 100-point mark would evade them and that they would end the season on something of a bum note until Jesus's timely reminder that this City side are no ordinary team.

24 - Manchester City won the most points in matches between the big six with 24, Arsenal claimed the fewest (6).

Nicolas Otamendi gestures to the crowd after scoring the victor against Manchester United at Old Trafford in December.

Mo or the Egyptian King, as Liverpool's fans like to address him, was also named EA Sports Premier League Player of the Season. The first qualifying round, which will involve Celtic, also overlaps with the World Cup, though the play-off proper is not until the end of August. That victory ensured that Liverpool's unbeaten home record was intact, making them the only unbeaten side at home in England this term.

The excuses don't hold water, either. But Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea haven't been shy in the transfer market, either.

Ederson has been absolutely crucial to manager Pep Guardiola realising his vision of Manchester City's style of play. "We have a lot of fantastic players and it has been a pleasure to play alongside them", he said.

Last season, many questioned Guardiola's tactics and even taunted him for going "trophyless".

Forward Wilfried Zaha and full-back Patrick van Aanholt scored in the second half as the Eagles finished 11th. The beginning of the season was not good.

"You cant say they are a great team yet, they've given us great moments this season but great teams go on to win successive titles, great teams are successful in Europe", he said. They were prepared to back what we were saying. That is the reality of the numbers.

  • Julie Sanders